Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Great Sand Dunes Monument

We're back in Colorado this evening, overnighting near the Great Sand Dunes Monument.

It was less than three hours from Angel Fire, NM to our present location.  The day dawned with us in heavy fog and cold temperatures.


Work delayed our departure till shortly before 10:30 AM, but the drive to Mosca, CO where the RV park was located was under warmer temperatures and sunny skies.

We got situated, I finished work and then shortly before 5:00 PM we headed out on Fiona from our campsite.

The Sand Dunes monument was less than five miles from the RV park.  As it was late in the day, we didn't have to pay the entrance fee because the gate was unmanned and the sign said to go ahead.  We cruised into the park, located the nearest point to the dunes but elected not to go on them.




We made our way out of the park, trying different parking spots/overlooks for "the right angle" for shots as the sun kept making its way down towards the horizon.




 ScooterBob looks right at home doesn't he?


Can you tell the "golden hour" was upon us?

The sunset's last few rays of light were too high to give good light to the sand dunes and so we headed back to the RV park where we caught the after effects of the sunset.


Tonight's repose




10 comments:

RichardM said...

Really nice shadows on the dunes. And great light for the SB photo shoot.

Thomas Osburn said...

The Dunes are so cool. It is hard to understand the vastness of them until you are there. Great photos again.

SonjaM said...

Great pics, Dom, especially like the dunes shot with SB. Doesn't the little guy fit perfectly into the scenery? I still hope you both enjoy this RV/Ural adventure. For me this could become a lifestyle (well, one can dream...).

Charlie6 said...

Thanks RichardM....he fit right in.

CCjon said...

Some nice shots there, I like best the shot of Martha in the tub facing the sunset with a large tree mid-ground.
Sounds like you had a relaxing work-ation.

Charlie6 said...

thanks CCjon, the tree was a happy happenstance....I liked her pensive look.

Trobairitz said...

Some beautiful shadow and light play in those photos.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Trobairitz....

Charlie6 said...

Belated thanks SonjaM, I missed your comment and publishing it in timely manner. Sorry.

Charlie6 said...

Belated thanks to you as well Thomas Osburn, the dunes are very vast indeed, the stuff most of us see is just a smidge of it.